Following the successful introduction of Reading Greek Papyri', using materials from Macquarie's Museum of Ancient Cultures , new courses scheduled for the 2009 and 2010 Winter School include Reading Greek Inscriptions' and New Testament Papyri'. Elementary classes in Aramaic and Ukrainian were other new additions to the program.
Are you looking for a challenge in 2010?
Perhaps you are considering enrolling in a degree program and would like to include an ancient language?
Taking part in a Macquarie Ancient Languages Summer School is a great way to test the water', prior to enrolling in an accredited unit.
Classes in Classical Greek are offered at various levels, ranging from Beginners (requiring no prior knowledge) to Advanced level, reading selections from classical authors. Between these are one or two Intermediate groups, depending on the levels already reached by the students who enrol. Classes in Koine/New Testament Greek are also offered at all three levels, reading selections from a variety of post-classical texts, the Septuagint or the New Testament.
All teaching is in small tutorial groups which meet in the mornings or afternoons. The timing of both Summer and Winter Schools is designed around the Macquarie University calendar, making it possible for currently enrolled students to attend.
The courses are open to people of all ages (from 16 years) and are suitable for:
intending students of Greek and other ancient languages in tertiary institutions and theological colleges, and those interested in learning to read the New Testament in Greek
secondary teachers and students of Ancient History
those interested in learning more about their heritage, for example, those with Celtic, Greek, Armenian or Ukrainian ancestry
those with a general interest in language
those interested in English literature, in European civilisation, in drama, philosophy, theology, in the ancient world generally, and in the many fields in which ancient literature and thought have been for centuries a powerful influence.
Many of our students come back year after year not only to enjoy the contact with other like-minded students, but also to brush up on their Greek or other ancient languages, and to continue their fascination with the worlds opened up by the language and literature of these ancient cultures. Their continued attendance is testimony to the enthusiasm generated by these Summer and Winter Schools over the past twenty-five years.
For Brochure go to: http://www.anchist.mq.edu.au/doccentre/MALS_2010_WS_brochure.pdf
For enquiries please contact:
Ancient Cultures Research Centre
Department of Ancient History
Macquarie University NSW 2109
Telephone: (02) 9850 9962
Fax: (02) 9850 9001
MALS website: www.anchist.mq.edu.au/mals.html